Thursday, May 4, 2017
For Thursday, May 4th, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
THURSDAY, MAY 4TH, 2017
48 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Star Wars Day and it's all because of a play on words!. The famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster is 'May the Force, the Fourth, be with you’.
Happy Star Wars Day, and May the fourth and the force be with you!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Obi-Wan: The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.
There are lots of Star War fans in my family. We’ve even had Star War themed birthday parties and believe me when I say lots of fun was had with that.
Saying 'May the 4th be with you' is like saying, I hope this May 4th is a great day for all of you and I do wish you all a great day!
In these uncertain times I think it’s important to remember there is a higher force protecting us and that everything will be ok. I believe that everything happens for a reason and that God is in control.
Looking for the bright side of life, staying clear of the dark side, is a goal I strive for each day. Every day is a Gift. That’s why they call it 'The Present'. We can cherish or regret our yesterdays, we can dream or fear our tomorrows, but we can only live our todays. The one thing we truly have control over is the moment we're in now.
Today’s pictures are of blue skies we had yesterday. I had to take pictures as it was a beautiful day!
I hope you all have a GREAT day! Happy Thursday! May the 4th be with you.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
It’s National Orange Juice Day, which America's most popular breakfast drink.
Starting the day with a glass of orange juice is my choice and just like my morning cup of coffee, it helps. The vitamin C that orange juice provides is particularly important when you live some place where the sunshine is so scarce.
While it’s easy to celebrate this day with a glass of OJ at breakfast, there are other ways to use orange juice. Here are just a few.
It’s a great basting liquid. Orange juice adds delicious flavor to beef, pork and poultry. In Cake Mixes, you can replace the water in the recipe with orange juice.. In French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles, just add a tablespoon of juice to your batter.
You can freeze ice cubes. with the juice in ice cube trays and add them to your favorite drink. Orange juice also make a great marinade. Add 1/4 cup of orange juice to your regular marinade. For a basic marinade, start with 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon each of two different chopped herbs like parsley and thyme go well with everything, and for some heat, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
Orange juice also make a great salad dressing. For a green salad or fruit salad, substitute orange juice for half the vinegar. You can also use one or more tablespoons of juice to thin the mayonnaise in a chicken salad, cole slaw or any salad that’s made with mayo. And you can use orange juice when making smoothies. just add 1/4 cup of orange juice to your regular smoothie recipe.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety nine who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4858. for the Force which guides and protects and makes everything ok.
4859. for oranges and orange juice, full of vitamin C
4860. for the present moment, living one day at a time
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…